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January 31

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2000An Alaska Airlines MD-80 jetliner on a flight from Puerta Vallarta to San Francisco, crashes off the California coast while attempting an emergency diversion to Los Angeles.
 
1999The Denver Broncos repeat as NFL champions, defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-19 in Super Bowl XXXIII.
 
1990McDonald's opens its first fast food restaurant in Moscow.
 
1987Cut-price airline People Express flies its last flights before becoming part of Continental Airlines.
 
1984NBC TV news reporter Edwin Newman retires after 35 years with the network.
 
1971American astronauts Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Edgar Mitchell and Stuart Roosa blast off to the moon aboard Apollo 14.
 
1958The US enters the space race with the successful launch of the Explorer One satellite.
 

1950
Harry Truman DVD (SoundWorks)
 US president Harry Truman announces that development has started on the
 hydrogen bomb.

 (photo credit: SoundWorks)

 

1949The first daytime TV soap opera, These Are My Children, premieres from the NBC TV affiliate in Chicago.
 
1944US forces begin their invasion of Kwajalein Atoll and the Marshall Islands, during WWII.
 
1936The Green Hornet makes its broadcast premiere on Detroit radio station WXYZ.
 
1917Germany declares a campaign of unrestricted submarine warfare.
 
1865General Robert E. Lee becomes General-in-Chief of the Confederate army.
 
1606  Guy Fawkes, convicted of treason against England's King James I, is executed.
 

Born today:

Justin Timberlake (Jive Records)


1981  Justin Timberlake - singer, actor ('N Sync)
 (photo credit: Jive Records)
 

1971  Minnie Driver - actress

1966  Al Jaworski - rock bassist (Jesus Jones)

1956  Johnny Rotten - rock singer (Sex Pistols)

1951  KC (Harry Wayne Casey) - keyboardist, singer (KC and the Sunshine Band)

1951  Phil Collins - drummer, singer, actor (Genesis)

1951  Phil Manzanera - guitarist (Roxy Music)

1947  Nolan Ryan - baseball pitcher, Hall of Famer

1946  Terry Kath - guitarist, singer (<Chicago)

1940  Stuart Margolin - actor

1937  Suzanne Pleshette - actress

1934  James Franciscus - actor

1929  Jean Simmons - actress

1923  Carol Channing - actress

1923  Norman Mailer - author

1919  Jackie Robinson - first African-American major league baseball player (Brooklyn Dodgers 1947-56)

1915  Garry Moore - TV host (To Tell the Truth)

1914  'Jersey' Joe Walcott - welterweight boxing champion (1901-06)

1902  Tallulah Bankhead - actress

1892  Eddie Cantor - actor, singer

1875  Zane Grey - Western author

1797  Franz Shubert - composer

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Aquarius (The Water Bearer)   Aquarius    

(The Water Bearer)

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